Internships are an excellent way to focus your career ideas, whilst also enabling you to apply the knowledge gained from your studies or interests, develop your professional network and enhance your employability.
At King’s we equip students to action their own meaningful work through a variety of online tools, networks and events, alongside our own curated co-curricular programmes, which are available to a range of students - from work shadowing to summer internships across a range of industries, and specific support for under-represented groups.
Increasing numbers of students also have the option to gain academic credit through the completion of an internship as part of an accredited internship module within their programme, this is supported by dedicated Internship Convenors in your department and our Accredited Internships Programme.
Our refreshed internship portfolio
We offer King's students a range of programmes, often providing bespoke opportunities within or alongside your programme here in the UK, online and internationally. In addition, we work with departments and faculties across King's, including King's Business School, the Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies and Department of Geography to help develop and curate their own internship delivery.
- Accredited Internships (on certain programmes)
- Advance Internships (for students with disabilities)
- Insights Work Shadowing (for undergraduate and PhD students)
- Careers+ Microinternships (for under-represented groups)
- Springboard Internships (for under-represented groups)
- Global Internships*
*For students in King's Business School, Department of Global Health & Social Medicine and Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies
King's Host Agreement
If you're doing an internship or placement whilst studying at Kings, you may be requested to complete a host agreement between you, your host and King's College London.
King's has an agreed tripartite agreement (the King's Host Agreement) which satisfies our legal and regulatory requirements for students undertaking an opportunity whilst they are a student of the university.
Full documentation, instructions and the Agreement can be found on the King's Intranet together with the latest information on any restrictions or adjustments which may be in place.
King's Host Agreement (Intranet)
You are eligible to use the King's Host Agreement if you are:
A currently registered student at King's College London, whose formal student status is retained until after the commencement of the relevant opportunity.
Enrolled in a programme of at least six months in length (either full-time or part-time)
Prospective students and offer holders are not eligible to to use the King's Host Agreement, neither are alumni of the institution.
King's College London will amend the Agreement to make clear students who will cease to be currently enrolled students during their proposed opportunity, and are not liable for any refusal which employers may give to graduating students.
King's is unable to sign Agreements for students recently graduated from the institution, unless you are continuing to further study at the institution (e.g. BSc to MSc).
Support developing opportunities
The benefits to completing an internship are endless. They provide invaluable insights into roles and industries, help you to gain transferable skills, and make job applications stand out to employers. We have a range of resources to help you find your perfect internship.
If you are a current student or recent graduate, you can browse internship opportunities on King's CareerConnect.
Use our online resources to help you find your perfect internship on KEATS and our Career Blog.